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Monday, July 9, 2012

CFP: DigiMag Journal "Places and Spaces" -- Deadline July 31

International Call for Papers
Deadline: July 31, 2012

Call: http://www.digicult.it/call-for-papers/
Guidelines: http://www.digicult.it/guidelines-for-authors/
Journal: http://www.digicult.it/journal/


Call for papers: "Places and Spaces"

The birth, growth and development of spaces open to the creative and experimental use of Media and Digital technologies have affected the production and dissemination of contents, have enriched the art system and its boundaries, have provided new methodologies of production, modes of art display and creative practices (and the daily work of individuals engaged in the field).

These groundbreaking practices span visual art and design, science and technology innovation, social studies and politics, ecology and economy, music and architecture. The context where they take place is hybrid: hacklabs and bureau of research; mailing lists; virtual and physical exhibition spaces; media centers and museums.

This call for contributions wishes to assess these emergent places of innovations and this rich proliferation of research, critical thinking and radical praxis based on horizontal cooperation, by addressing the history, present and future, of projects developed to contribute, support, search, create and spread creativity and innovation using Media and digital technologies.

The call considers, but is not limited to, the following questions:

- How have the reciprocal relationship between spaces, research and creative/artistic processes been transformed? Is it possible to map the historical contexts that gave rise to spaces involved in creative practices based on Media?

- How to describe, from a critical perspective, the tension between public and private, institutional and independent space?

- What kind of economies have emerged from these spaces working with new media creative practices? What are the links (if any) between these spaces and contemporary art, culture markets and immaterial culture and the city? The institutionalization of independent spaces and their long term development has been in most cases supported by public fundings. Given the recent cuts, what new strategies of survival are available?

- How has Media culture affected mainstream culture and its spaces? And in turn, how have spaces been affected by issues of production and dissemination of art and knowledge? Are there new objectives and strategies to be followed by spaces and institutions involved in these fields?

- What spaces could (and can today) be considered most relevant to the development of production, exhibition, research and archiving of Media Art? How are methodologies and practices of archiving, preserving and disseminating Media Art evolved? What displaying techniques created by institutional and independent spaces can be considered the most significant and experimental?


Digimag is inviting proposals for an issue addressing these and related topics, especially from individuals active in the fields: curators, critics, hackers, fabbers, creative producers, lab managers, activists, designers, theorists, independent and academic writers, scholars, artists, etc.

Please, send full manuscripts (Max. 5000 words + 200 words for the abstract), books and events reviews and interviews (1000 to 2000 words) to:journal@digicult.it

a) Deadline for submission of full article for consideration: July 31 2012

b) 5 to 10 images at 72 dpi resolution, 700pixels width

c) correct captions for images

d) please follow the guidlines

If you wish to send us inquiries and proposals for a special topics to be featured in the next issues, please, contact journal@digicult.it


We look forward to hearing from you!

Roberta Buiani, Lucrezia Cippitelli, Claudia Alonzo, Marco Mancuso, Bertram Niessen (Digicult Editorial Board)

Added: Patch (Personalized Access to Cultural Heritage) workshop

Patch (Personalized Access to Cultural Heritage) workshop:

"The workshop will aim at building a research agenda for personalization in cultural heritage where the abstract goal is to make the individual cultural heritage experience a link in a chain of a lifelong cultural heritage experience, where it is built on past experience, linked to daily life experience and provides the foundation for future experiences."

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Added: MINA conference

Looks to be of primary interest to those exploring mobile filmmaking, but other topics might be of interest as well:

"The Mobile Innovation Network Aotearoa [MINA] creates interactions between 
people, content and the creative industries"

This CFP looks interesting:

2nd International Mobile Creativity and Mobile Innovation Symposium
Mobile Innovation Network Aotearoa
23rd -25th November 2012
Massey University, Wellington, NZ

As part of the BLOW Festival 2012, the MINA symposium will take place in the College of Creative Art’s magnificent new Te Ara Hihiko building.
MINA [www.mina.pro] is an international network that promotes cultural and research activities to expand the emerging possibilities of mobile media. MINA aims to explore the opportunities for interaction between people, content and the creative industry within the context of Aotearoa/New Zealand and internationally.
The symposium will provide a platform for filmmakers, artists, designers, researchers, ‘pro-d-users’ and industry professionals to debate the prospect of wireless, mobile and ubiquitous technologies in art and design environments and the creative industries. MINA invites paper proposals relating (but not limited) to; mobile lens media, iPhoneography, mobile video production, mobile-mentaries (mobile documentaries), mobile network and transmedia, mobile communities, mobile media and social change, mobile visual arts, mobile locative media, citizen journalism, mobile visual literacy, mobile media in education and mobile technologies and civic media.

Mobile phones have evolved rapidly from a communication device to a creative and educational tool. For communities world-wide mobile technologies provide access to a vast amount of new services. Mobile media has also established new forms of connectivity and sociability within contemporary art and design practices. The current mediascape can be described as a dynamic ecosystem that has seen the emergence of new media aesthetics and formats, such as iPhoneography and mobile-mentary (mobile documentary) filmmaking. The participatory turn in media culture (collaboration, co-creation and crowd-sourcing) also creates new opportunities and challenges for visual communication design. (Mobile phone) users (or rather pro-d-users), artists, designers, filmmakers and independent creatives can define new modes of mobile media practices transcending the realm of established disciplines and transform the contemporary mediascape. Innovative business models utilise mobile apps and redefine the distribution of media content. Mobile devices enable us to see the world from new viewpoints and angles. The 2nd International Mobile Creativity and Mobile Innovation Symposium will explore these developments and dynamics in a transdisciplinary context.
Paper proposals should be submitted by the 15th August 2012. MINA also welcomes presentations in a variety of formats including workshops, poster presentations, performances, project showcases and screenings. The international symposium will also provide the opportunity to present papers via live video and live web-broadcasts.
Papers will be published in the Intellect Journal Ubiquity #MINA2012 Mobile Creativity and Mobile Innovation special edition (http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/weblog/view-Post,id=56679/).
Please send a proposal of approximately 350 words including a title and brief biographical note to max@mina.pro"

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